Monday, 26.08.2019

Tag: Switzerland (Contemporary)

Everything there is to say about the coins of Neuchâtel

In a monumental work, Charles Froidevaux wrote down everything he discovered during 25 years of research on the numismatics of Neuchâtel between 1589 and 1818. Ursula Kampmann took a look at the three-volume work.

Handsome men for ‘Frau Hauptmannin’

The history of Swiss foreign military service is a story of men – but they’re only half the story. Mothers, daughters, sisters, wives, aunts and cousins all worked in the family-run mercenary soldiers business, invested their own money, were co-owners and had inheritance claims.

Crocodiles from Switzerland

The famous electric locomotives, also known as “Crocodiles”, celebrate their 100th anniversary this year. The Swissmint has dedicated a gold commemorative coin to this marvel of Swiss technology.

A Highlight of Swiss Space Research

The Swissmint commemorates the first moon landing 50 years ago with a new silver coin. The University of Bern participated in the mission with an experiment: Before the astronaut “Buzz” Aldrin hoisted the American flag on the moon, he first hung up a Swiss solar sail.
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